Wapping III 2 Clacton 0
Division 3SEWapping III 2 Clacton 0 Clacton remain in severe danger of relegation following defeat in this basement clash.The Seasiders started the day third from bottom with Wapping two points behind and other teams within three points above them.
Wapping III 2 Clacton 0
Clacton remain in severe danger of relegation following defeat in this basement clash.
The Seasiders started the day third from bottom with Wapping two points behind and other teams within three points above them.
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The result means that Clacton must now beat fourth from bottom Brentwood II in their final league fixture next week and hope that Wapping III do not win away at fifth from bottom University of Essex.
Clacton started well, with the home side struggling to get out of their own half. Francis Sanderson and James Mead were good assets to the Seasiders midfield, Jamie Roberts was commanding his area, while once again Densil Donovan put in a man-of-the-match performance.
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Up front Rob Lukey and Alex Mortimer worked tirelessly to hassle the home team and earn valuable free hits in the last third.
Clacton had their chances as captain Carl Parkes saw his well-struck short fire off the keeper's helmet and away to safety.
Roberts and Sanderson fired in some good balls that failed to find anyone poaching around the posts.
In defence Clacton were solid and together with Gavin Underhay, John Hambrook, and Colin Hook all on top of their players.
The game saw few chances and with Underhay charging down the home sides short corners it looked like the game was heading to a 0-0 draw, which would have kept the Seasiders above Wapping, but it wasn't to be.
Wapping got their breakthrough with seven minutes to go when they reacted quicker to a bobbling ball in the circle to poke home past Mike Key in the Clacton goal.
With the Seasiders needing to find an equaliser they pushed players forward. Donovan split the defence with a pass to the progressing Parkes, but Parkes just failed to reach the ball with only the keeper in front of him.
Donovan also saw his short corner strike reach the back of the goal but the ball was correctly ruled too high.
Wapping sealed their victory with a second with Mike Key stranded due to Clacton committing players in search of a goal.